All the finer things in life can be found on this elegant island that shares the cultures of two countries. Sint Maarten’s/St. Martin’s weatheris ideal, refreshed by trade winds that keep you comfortable as the sun shines down. Visit both sides of the island for a true taste of this diverse paradise, where the sun smiles like the Dutch and the moon speaks perfect French.
- To the south is the Dutch side, Sint Maarten, with its cosmopolitan capital of Philipsburg. Shop here for the best duty-free shops, and spend the evening at its glitzy casinos and popular nightspots.
- To the north is the French side, St. Martin. Miles of glistening beaches complement the chic boutiques and French cafés. Beaches on the French side tend to be more secluded and more conducive to privacy. The French capital of Marigot is truly a culinary haven for sampling all regions of French cuisine.
- Orient Bay is popular due to its wide expanse of beach, underwater marine reserve with a coral reef great for snorkeling, and a variety of watersports.
The average temperature is 81° F; the average water temperature is 78° F. Constant cooling trade winds ensure a temperate climate.
To the south of the island is the Dutch side of Sint Maarten with its busy cruise port and bustling commercial district. Its cosmopolitan capital of Philipsburg offers duty-free shops, glitzy casinos and popular nightspots. More developed and at the same time more informal, it is very Dutch in flavor and still has strong ties with fellow compatriots in the other Netherlands Antilles.
To the north of the island is the French side of St. Martin. The beaches are secluded, the luxury resorts provide lavish accommodations, and the restaurants offer the finest dining experiences anywhere in the Caribbean. The beach at Grand Case is alive with local culture and is a favorite with families. Orient Bay is particularly enticing for its wide expanse of velvety white sand, its underwater marine reserve with a coral reef that is great for snorkeling, and the variety of water sports offered here. In general, the attitudes toward topless bathing are fairly relaxed and sophisticated in St. Martin, and one part of Orient Beach is reserved for naturists.
Located just minutes from the Princess Julianna Airport, The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa is nestled into the lush hillside and embraced by miles of blue hues, acres of tropical colors, and sandy white beach.
308 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and six suites feature Westin’s Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Bath. Our three Presidential oceanfront suites and three Parlor suites are perfect for entertaining. Guest room amenities include an in-room safe, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, refreshment center, ceiling fan, AC, coffee maker, Internet access, oversized bathroom, TV, and a balcony with an island view, ocean view, or oceanfront view.
Our resort boasts the largest freshwater infinity edge pool on the island, including a swim-up bar and hot tub. A fitness room and full-service spa will provide the pampering you deserve. 10,000 square feet of banquet and meeting space can welcome 10 to 1,000 people.
Our Vegas-style casino offers a variety of games to satisfy anyone and everyone. Roll the dice and try your luck, challenge the black-jack dealer, or hit the slots. It’s all you wished Las Vegas could be, just steps away. The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa is a paradise like no other. Come and see what we are all about and let us be your perfect getaway!
EXTRA VALUE:$20 MATCH PLAY CASINO VOUCHER PER ROOM DAILY. Sint Maarten- The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino invites you to experience a new level of luxury in Sint Maarten. From the moment you arrive you will know this resort is something special. The magnificent lobby sets the mood for a truly memorable vacation. This fabulous hotel is situated on a newly expanded beach.
Dining at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino can be a casual affair; or if you like, make your evening a special one at one of the restaurants. After an incredible meal take in a Las Vegas-style show and try your luck at the newly renovated Casino Royale.
Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino is ideally located just seven mile form Philipsburg the Dutch Capital , seven miles from Marigot, the French capital, and one mile from the Princess Juliana International Airport.
Sint Maarten – Divi Little Bay Beach Resort is conveniently situated only a five minute drive or 15 minute walk from Philipsburg, where you’ll find shopping, dining and entertainment. This quaint resort offers a variety of watersports for your enjoyment. After a busy day of shopping in town or just relaxing on the beach, enjoy a delicious meal at the resort’s tempting restaurant. 257 air-conditioned rooms and suites.
EXTRA VALUE: $10. MATCH PLAY COUPON PER ROOM DAILY. Sint Maarten – Between the lush hillsides and endless azure sea of Sint Maarten lies Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino.
Overlooking beautiful Great Bay Harbor and a short, 10-minute walk from the exciting capital of Philipsburg, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino offers the best of both worlds: great shopping, dining and entertainment in a quaint downtown setting, and a tropical escape within a beachfront oasis. The 257-room resort offers something for everyone.
With spectacular views, unparalleled service, a full range of amenities and a mile of white, sandy beach, the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino St. Maarten provides the ultimate Caribbean feel and experience.
Located on the Northwest coast of the French side of St. Martin on 1,600 feet of beautiful beachfront, Radisson Blu Resort Marina & Spa St. Martin is nestled in the picturesque cove of Anse Marcel. Surrounded by hills on three sides and a magnificent white sand beach on the Caribbean Sea.
As the most comprehensive full-service beach resort in St Martin, this is the place to stay, dine, play, discover and relax.
St. Martin – This hotel rests on two beaches on the French side of the island. Grand Case Beach Club is a short stroll from the village of Grand Case and a 20 minute drive from Marigot, a quaint seaside village. Snorkeling, sailing, tennis, dining and shopping in town will fill your days and provide warm memories of a wonderful Caribbean vacation. 68 air-conditioned rooms.
The Alamanda Resort is an invitation to the splendor of living in the heart of the Caribbean. A place of transcendence and intimacy on the beach of Orient Bay where the 42 rooms, junior suites and duplexes offer a sumptuous view of the beach and the ocean.
Esmeralda is an ideal spot for beach lovers, watersports enthusiasts and those looking for a quiet atmosphere.
Bordering beautiful turquoise waters and nestled between the Simpson Bay Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea.
From its private beach to its poolside terrace, from its spacious junior suites to its unique beachside restaurant, L’Hoste hotel is everything you could wish for in a Caribbean hideaway.
Situated on the north Atlantic coast of St Martin in the heart of the beautiful Orient Bay Resort, LA PLANTATION voted one of the best small hotels in the Caribbean, features St Martin’s most popular beach with its 3 mile stretch of white sand and turquoise waters.
Hotel LA PLANTATION unites French West Indian Charm the comfort of modern amenities and personalized service.
17 Stylish colonial villas are set amidst 7.5 acres of tropical gardens. A harmonious blend of luxurious palms, banana trees, bougainvilleas, hibiscus and alamanda encircle the Creole colored villas capped with shingled roofs.
Each ground floor villa comprises one suite and 2 studios which maybe rented separately or combined through interior, connecting doors. The atmosphere is decisively exotic, guest rooms are tastefully decorated in warm colors and original art work.
The large terraces are cooled by the trade winds and offer for the upper level categories panoramic views over the bay, surrounding islands and the marine reserve.
EXTRA VALUE:AMERICAN BUFFET BREAKFAST DAILY. St. Martin – The perfect setting to unwind and forget, Le Flamboyant Resort is a classically designed, colonial-style resort ideally located on Nettle Bay. Explore the array of on-site activities, relax within one of two mirror-style swimming pools, or visit the duty free shops in the nearby town of Marigot. And when the sun goes down, the nightclubs light up! 271 air-conditioned rooms.
Wonderfully located on Orient Bay, the most famous beach on the island, Caraibes Beach Hotel is intimate and simple, pleasant and above all friendly.